Mario Gabelli

Mario Gabelli

Last Update: 08-11-2016

Number of Stocks: 814
Number of New Stocks: 52

Total Value: $15,115 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 4%

Countries: USA
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Mario Gabelli Watch

  • Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss' Best Investments This Year

    James Barrow is executive director of Dallas-based investment firm Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, and is the lead portfolio manager for the Vanguard Windsor II and Selected Value Funds. The following are the top performers among his firm's investments.

    Tyco International PLC. (NYSE:TYC), with a market cap of $18.62 billion, has gained 45.6% year to date. The stake represents 1.85% of the company's outstanding shares and 0.51% of the firm's total assets.


  • Mario Gabelli on Herc and Infrastructure

    Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) of GAMCO Investors discussed a current stock pick at the Great Investors’ Best Ideas Symposium in Dallas on Oct. 18. He has presented multiple times over the event’s 10-year history and revealed his stock pick for this year is in equipment rentals. The stock is Herc Holdings (NYSE:HRI), a spinoff from Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ).

    Gabelli touched on our country and our world’s current economical, political and societal conditions, highlighting areas where money is spent, such as the military, housing, infrastructure, health, etc. He emphasized the state of our country’s infrastructure, citing that 40% of bridges are rated D minus.


  • Colin Reed, CEO and Chairman of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Acquired 8,040 Shares of the Company

    Colin Reed (Insider Trades), CEO and Chairman of Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. (RHP), acquired 8,040 shares of the company on Oct. 14, 2016. The average price per share was $49.75, for a total amount of $399,990. Ryman Hospitality is a real estate investment trust (REIT), specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The company has a market cap of $2.51 billion.

    There is no clear linear decreasing or increasing trend in number or volume of insider purchases of RHP from 2013 to 2015. There were six insider buys totaling 46,376 shares in 2013, and only one insider buy totaling 5,424 shares in the following year. The number of insider purchases increased to seven transactions totaling 39,861 shares in 2015. In 2016 to date, there were five insider purchases totaling 31,973 shares of the company; including the aforementioned transaction, Reed acquired 93.7% of all RHP insider shares purchased in 2016 to date. In total since 2013, Reed conducted 13 insider buys with RHP, acquiring 113,480 shares. For more information about insider trades, click here.


  • Hotchkis & Wiley Narrows Navistar International Position

    Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management reduced its stake in Navistar International Corp. (NYSE:NAV) by 27.5% on Sept. 30.

    Hotchkis & Wiley was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles. The firm is interested in undervalued companies with considerable potential for appreciation. The investment team examines a company’s tangible assets, sustainable cash flow and potential for improving performance.


  • GAMCO Investors Favors Viacom-CBS Merger

  • 'Kittens Equal Happiness': Gabelli Analyst on Zoetis, Heska, Smuckers

    Brett Harriss, a research analyst with Gabelli & Company covering media and entertainment, observed the pet market in a feline-inspired video from Gabelli TV. He likes three companies in the space: Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), Heska (NASDAQ:HSKA) and Smuckers (NYSE:SJM).


  • GAMCO Analyst Mac Sykes Discusses Janus, Henderson Group Merger

    Gabelli & Company research analyst covering Financials Mac Sykes discussed the merger between Janus (NYSE:JNS) and Henderson Group (LSE:HGG) in a video from Gabelli TV. GAMCO Investors, the fund founded by noted investor Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), views the deal favorably and thinks it will bring Janus closer to their estimate of intrinsic value.   

  • Pier 1 Imports Swallows Poison Pill

    The board of Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE:PIR) announced it had adopted a shareholders’ rights agreement on Tuesday.

    The agreement, sometimes called a poison pill, is designed to keep away unwanted takeovers. However, in this case, the agreement simply does not allow any person or group to acquire ownership of 10% or more of the company’s outstanding common stock.


  • General Mills Experiences Decline in Profit, Revenue

    General Mills (NYSE:GIS) released its latest quarterly report on Wednesday. The company reported declines in revenue and profit, citing declining yogurt sales as the main cause.

    The company, which makes Yoplait yogurt, indicated net sales declined 7% to $3.9 billion. The company said this was “due to lower organic net sales, the divestiture of the North American Green Giant business, and the impact of foreign exchange.”


  • Mario Gabelli Gives Solutions to Student Debt Crisis

    Billionaire Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) started a discussion yesterday on how to resolve the astronomical debt owed by many college graduates, offering some of his own ideas.

    The leader of hedge fund GAMCO Investors (NYSE:GBL) asked his 13,700 followers for their suggestions as loan balances in the U.S. exceeded $1.26 trillion, more than four times the amount owed 12 years ago. According to the New York Fed, approximately 42 million people in the U.S. have student debt, and the delinquency rate on payments is 11.6%. The class of 2015 had it worst; the average student graduated with $35,051 in student debt, the highest amount ever, according to an analysis by


  • Mario Gabelli Buys Stake in Higher One

    Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) purchased a 69,100-share stake in Higher One Holdings (ONE) at an average price of $3.78 per share during the second quarter. Since the purchase Higher One’s market price has gained an estimated 36% in value.


  • Mario Gabelli Cuts Key Energy

    During the second quarter, guru Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) sold out his remaining shares of Key Energy (KEGX) at an average price of 35 cents per share. Since Gabelli sold out his remaining stake, Key Energy’s stock price has plummeted by an estimated -71%.

    Key Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas. It was established in April 1977 and  commenced operations in July 1978, under the name National Environmental Group Inc. In December 1992, the company changed its name to Key Energy Group Inc. Then in December 1998, the company changed its name, yet again, to Key Energy Services Inc. The company is  an onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor that provides a full range of well services to major oil companies, foreign national oil companies and independent oil and natural gas production companies. As of December 31, 2015, the company employs approximately 3,800 people in the US and approximately 500 additional people in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, the Middle East, Russia and Canada.


  • Mario Gabelli’s 5 Biggest New Buys of 2nd Quarter

    Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s GAMCO Investors manages $37.5 billion and uses an equity research approach. Gabelli has described himself as “Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) plus Ben Graham.” His Value 25 Fund has returned 10.2% annualized since its inception.

    His sprawling portfolio lists 814 positions and is valued at $15.12 billion. Most of his positions are in Consumer Cyclical stocks (24%) and Industrials (23%).


  • John Rogers Buys MSG Networks

    John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) of Ariel Investment LLC purchased 1,884,145 shares in MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE:MSGN) for an average price of $16.05 per share on July 31. He now holds 6,268,842 shares.

    Rogers has been involved with the company since the first quarter of 2011. The purchase had an impact of 0.36% on his portfolio.


  • Gabelli Funds Comments on ExxonMobil Corp

    ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) (2.1%) (XOM – $93.74 – NYSE) is the world’s largest publicly held integrated oil and gas exploration and production company based on market capitalization, proved reserves and production. The company’s exploration and production segment has an active exploration or production presence in 36 countries and production operations in 24 countries. ExxonMobil also owns a diverse portfolio of refining facilities in 14 countries (which include North American, Europe and the Asia Pacific region) and is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. The stock is up more than 40% from its 52 week low as WTI crude prices rebounded from $26/bbl to near $50/bbl currently. The company is targeting 2016-2020 production to be 4.0-4.2 million boe/d, representing flat growth compared to 2015. To weather the lower commodity price environment, XOM is focused on controlling costs and managing capital expenditures. Additionally, it issued $12 billion in bonds to bolster its balance sheet. Finally, ExxonMobil remains committed to paying a reliable and growing dividend. In April 2016, the company increased its annual dividend from $2.92/share to $3.00/share.

    From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.


  • Gabelli Funds Comments on General Electric Co.

    General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) (3.3%) (GE – $26.57 – NYSE) is an industrial conglomerate based in Fairfield, Connecticut, with leading positions in power, energy, healthcare, and aviation equipment, services, and financing. GE has materially downsized its finance business through the 2014 spinoff of Synchrony Financial and the sale of most of its finance verticals. Financial businesses will be retained in healthcare, energy financial services, and aviation to support key industrial businesses. The company recently became the first institution to be de-designated as a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI), providing more balance sheet flexibility and allowing the company to buy back upwards of $50 billion of stock. On the industrial side, GE is integrating its $10 billion acquisition of Alstom’s power assets, broadening its scale and capabilities. It is also ramping up production of its efficient H-turbine for power plants and its LEAP engine for the next generation of fuel efficient narrowbody aircraft. Finally, GE is aggressively building out its digital capabilities, focusing on the remote monitoring and optimization of its installed base. The transformation of GE, now almost complete, is creating a focused industrial company capable of driving high single digit earnings growth while paying a progressive dividend.

    From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.


  • Gabelli Funds Comments on Medtronic Plc

    Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) (1.7%) (MDT – $75.00 – NYSE) cemented its position as the largest manufacturer of medical devices in the world with last year’s $50 billion acquisition of Covidien. This deal, structured as a tax inversion, should both improve the company’s growth rate and give it better access to its global cash flow. Meanwhile, Medtronic is accelerating its own growth rate through improved management execution and a full pipeline of new heart valves, drug coated balloons, and defibrillators. Medtronic will be the partner of choice for hospitals going forward, and the Covidien deal will allow the company to continue to return at least 50% of its cash flow to shareholders via share buybacks and dividends.

    From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.


  • Gabelli Funds Comments on Citigroup Inc.

    Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) (2.6%) (C – $41.75 – NYSE) is a leading global bank, with approximately 100 million customer accounts. The firm conducts business in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Citigroup provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. The firm is well positioned to capitalize on the growth of global personal wealth.

    From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.


  • Gabelli Funds Comments on JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) (2.8%) (JPM – $59.22 – NYSE) is one of the oldest financial institutions in the U.S. The firm, with assets of over $2.4 trillion, provides services to millions of consumers, small businesses, and many of the world’s largest corporate, institutional, and government clients. The bank is divided into several reporting segments, including investment banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. CEO Jamie Dimon is well regarded among corporate leaders, and he has positioned the company for future growth, despite the recent challenges related to the financial crisis, increased regulations, and low interest rates.

    From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.


  • Gabelli Funds Comments on Apple

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) (5.1%) (AAPL – $95.60 – NASDAQ) designs Macs, arguably the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with the iPad and Apple Watch.

    From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.


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